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Israel Chemicals has completed the sale of its 50% stake in desalination specialist IDE Technologies for $167 million.
The Sharjah utility is looking at options for a privately financed facility at Hamriyah. It will have to overcome bankability worries to make progress.
A combination of tariff rises and increased levels of reuse have curbed growth in demand since the end of the regional financial crisis.
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The Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (ADWEA) and Dubai Electricity and Water Authority are planning a feasibility study into the creation of a strategic water connection between their respective potable water networks.
Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (KACARE) is looking to start a wide-ranging research programme into the integration of solar and other renewable energy sources with seawater desalination on a large scale, as well as ways to drive efficiency in renewables-driven desalination. KA-CARE is currently looking to take on an international consultant to advise it on the project.
Korean membrane supplier LG Chem has been taken on to supply RO membranes to the new wave of desalination plants springing up in Egypt.
Israel’s Water Authority is studying a plan to pump 50 million cubic metres of water into the Sea of Galilee to deal with the declining level of the lake due to another year of drought. Precipitation levels in Israel over the past winter were only 71% of the multiyear average.
Abu Dhabi’s water utility has had to step in to prop up the company that owns its desalination plants. With more expansions needed soon, what is the future for Taqa?
Mosbah Helali has been appointed chief executive of Tunisian bulk water producer and national water utility Sonede, following the dismissal of Mohamed Dahech last month. Helali was previously director of central planning at the utility.